Afternoon Tea at Home Revista Estampas

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Today we are featured in Revista Estampas -online version- giving some tips about how throw an afternoon tea at home. The article is in Spanish as this is a magazine from Venezuela’s newspaper El Universal, but I will be posting all the tips in English below!

For me having friends and family over is always a pleasure and I find that a nice afternoon tea at home is always a good option to gather, have a nice chat, eat delicious food and, of course, drink many cups of tea! Here are some tips you can follow to make the afternoon special but, more than anything, the important part is to make it enjoyable, fun, create a friendly atmosphere and to be a nice host!

Here we go:

  1. Decorate the table selecting plates of various sizes, styles and different heights to serve the food . Place the flowers in small vases so your guests can see and talk .
  1. Use your best loose-leaf tea. You can opt for a classic English-style black tea (like an English Breakfast or an Earl Grey) or choose any other of you really like. A green or an oolong tea are also great choices if you prefer a lighter taste.
  1. Serve preserves, jams, fruit jellies or honey to accompany scones, cakes, croissants and even toast.
  1. Serve a variety of sweet and savory food. For a traditional tea you can offer the traditional cucumber, egg or salmon finger sandwiches. For something sweet choose from biscuits, cupcakes , cakes all in small portions. Remember the important thing is variety, not quantity.

I want to wholeheartedly thanks Adriana Gibbs for always inviting me to participate and for letting me share my passion for tea at @Estampas!

Do you have any other tip you would like to share? I would love to hear from you…!

Thanks for reading and happy Sunday!

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Link to full article here

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